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Man critically injured after fight in Hurstville

Update

Four men have been charged over a fight at Hurstville that left a man on life support in St George Hospital.

The men were charged with affray, refused bail and are due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

Earlier

A man is on life support and four others are assisting investigators following an affray at a hotel in Hurstville in the early hours of this morning.

Officers from St George Police Area command have been told two groups of men were drinking at the hotel on Forest Road, Hurstville, when an argument has begun about 3.15am.

The incident escalated with two men running from the hotel then falling 3m down a grass embankment on Railway Parade.

Emergency services were called and found a 23-year-old man in the gutter with a severe head injury; he was taken to St George Hospital and police have been told he is on life support in a critical and unstable condition.

A 24-year-old man was found nearby suffering facial injuries and has been admitted to the same hospital for treatment.

A crime scene was established and inquiries are now underway into the circumstances leading up to the men being injured.

Three men, friends of the injured men, were arrested at the scene and remain at Kogarah Police Station. No charges have yet been laid as detectives continue to collate witness statements.

Its unknown if the two groups knew each other before the affray.

Detectives from St George PAC are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Kogarah Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.